Let's Seal the Deal

ITECA Socadei have been designing and perfecting kiln seals for more than three decades. The graphite plate seal was pioneered by ITECA and patented. Although the patent has lapsed and some competitors do now have a crude version of the graphite plate seal, ITECA remain ahead of the pack through continuous innovation and improvement to their groundbreaking design. Do not continue to waste energy any longer, contact Pro-Op Industries today to give you a proposal that will decrease your energy consumption and increase your kiln capacity at a project payback of 1-2 years


Seal Principle
A specially designed circular bearing race (or sliding track) is mounted on the kiln and adjusted to compensate for any pre-existing eccentricity. The graphite plates are mounted on a specific support (designed case by case) which is bolted on the kiln hood. The plates are held in contact with the circular bearing race with the help of 2 metal cables and adjustable counterweights. The graphite plates are cooled with a dedicated cooling fan. The air used for cooling are cancelled along the graphite plates and exits the seal to the atmosphere again. The graphite plates overlap with a dog leg design the overall seal tightness.
  • Project payback between 6 to 18 months
  • Reduced Energy consumption
  • Increased Kiln capacity
  • Reduce maintenance cost
  • Improved product quality
  • Elimination of spillage at kiln inlet
  • Can take up to 50mm kiln runout 
  • Installation under 10 days
  • Graphite plates will last between 4-6 years
  • Graphite plates can be replaced in one shift